The best Settlers of Catan variants⎇ and versions 2024

The Settlers of Catan will be 25 years old in 2020. In this list we have picked out the best Catan variants 2024 for you. With these variants⎇ or spinoffs, every Settlers game will be different.

Looking for a good Settlers expansion?

Besides the completely independent Settlers variants, there are of course expansions for the Catan Basic Game. We created an extra list for you: The best Settlers of Catan expansions.

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List with the best Settlers variants⎇ 2024

Enclosed now our overview with the best Settlers of Catan versions 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 43 board games for this list and selected the top 21. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. CATAN: Seafarers

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    Catan: Seafarers is an expansion to the popular board game CATAN, adding new elements and strategies to the base game. This expansion focuses on exploration and building across water, introducing shipping lanes and various water-based scenarios.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for CATAN: Seafarers
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for CATAN: Seafarers

    • YouTube Review for the game "CATAN: Seafarers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. CATAN: Cities & Knights

    All details for the board game CATAN: Cities & Knights and similar games

    Embark on a strategic journey in CATAN: Cities & Knights, an expansion that enriches the classic Settlers of Catan experience. Two major additions elevate gameplay - the creation of knights to fend off barbarian invasions and the construction of city improvements providing unique benefits. As part of the Catan Series, this expansion introduces tactical complexity and extends the game length.

    More details for CATAN: Cities & Knights
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Catan: 5-6 Player Extension

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    The Catan: 5-6 Player Extension is an expansion that allows you to add up to two additional players to the base game of The Settlers of Catan. This expansion broadens the scope of the original game, making it suitable for larger groups and family gatherings.

    More details for Catan: 5-6 Player Extension
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. CATAN: Treasures, Dragons & Adventurers

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Catan Geographies: North Rhine – Westphalia

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  6. Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension

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    The Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension expands the possibilities of the original Seafarers of Catan game, allowing for 1-2 additional players to join in. This extension maintains the ease of play of the original game while introducing ten new scenarios, designed to enhance the experience of seafaring, exploration, and trade in the world of Catan. With this expansion, 5-6 players can now engage in the strategy and adventure of settling mysterious islands near Catan.

    More details for Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de*
  7. Catan: Seafarers Scenario – Legend of the Sea Robbers

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    🔥 Deal: 60% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Catan: Seafarers Scenario – Legend of the Sea Robbers
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de*
  8. Die Siedler von Catan: Der Schokoladenmarkt

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. CATAN: Traders & Barbarians

    All details for the board game CATAN: Traders & Barbarians and similar games

    CATAN: Traders & Barbarians is the third major expansion for The Settlers of Catan, offering a collection of various small expansions and scenarios. This expansion adds new dimensions to the base game, providing players with more variety and strategic options. It is compatible with the base game and can be combined with other expansions like Seafarers and Cities & Knights.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for CATAN: Traders & Barbarians
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Catan: Seefahrer – 20 Jahre Jubiläums-Edition

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Catan: Cities & Knights – 5-6 Player Extension

    All details for the board game Catan: Cities & Knights – 5-6 Player Extension and similar games

    Catan: Cities & Knights – 5-6 Player Extension expands the beloved Catan series, allowing up to six players to engage in the strategic building and trading game set in the world of Catan. This extension not only accommodates more players but also enhances the depth and complexity of the Cities & Knights expansion by adding new dimensions to the gameplay.

    More details for Catan: Cities & Knights – 5-6 Player Extension
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Catan: Cities & Knights – Legend of the Conquerors

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Catan: Cities & Knights – Legend of the Conquerors
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de*
  13. Catan Geographies: Bayern Edition

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. De Kolonisten van Catan: De Koloniën

    All details for the board game De Kolonisten van Catan: De Koloniën and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Die Siedler von Catan: Historische Szenarien II

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Catan: Explorers & Pirates

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Catan Scenario: Crop Trust

    All details for the board game Catan Scenario: Crop Trust and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Catan Scenario: Crop Trust

    • YouTube Review for the game "Catan Scenario: Crop Trust" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Catan: Traders & Barbarians – 5-6 Player Extension

    All details for the board game Catan: Traders & Barbarians – 5-6 Player Extension and similar games
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Die Siedler von Catan: Atlantis – Szenarien & Varianten

    All details for the board game Die Siedler von Catan: Atlantis – Szenarien & Varianten and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Die Siedler von Catan: Historische Szenarien

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Catan: Explorers & Pirates – 5-6 Player Extension

    All details for the board game Catan: Explorers & Pirates – 5-6 Player Extension and similar games
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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